History

Vietnam War Songs and Legacies

"We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War"

“We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” places popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. The presentation explores how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight.

History Program-Tracing Our Paths – Neenah’s Immigration Stories

We are a nation (and a city) of immigrants. Join us, when Professor Stephen Sheehan will present an overview of the stories featured in our newest exhibit and provide more of the “back story” behind them.  A recently published book detailing the exhibit will also be available at this presentation. Masks are required for all who attend and limited to 70 attendees.

The program will be available on Facebook Live via the Neenah Public Library's Facebook page.

Dare to Dream

 

Join Miss Sheri and Miss LoriAnn as they look at some famous and not so famous contributors to life as we know it each month!

This month we were in spired by Anna Atkins who used Cyanotype photography to take the first book of photographs!

You can pick up your kit with all materials needed for the program in the youth department, or place a hold or use the book bundle request sheet for curbside pickup! 

Follow along with step by step instructions each month on Neenah library's Facebook page and Youtube at bit.ly/NPLdaretodream

Beneath Lakeshore Avenue: Archaeological Investigations Reveal Neenah's Native American Heritage

During the summer and fall of 2020, archaeologists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee undertook an investigation of the site along Lakeshore Ave. in Neenah. Join us for an important virtual program wherein we’ll learn about some of their discoveries. Dr. Jennifer Haas, director of the project, will be presenting what is certain to be an interesting program.

Hidden History of Doty Island-Gilbert Paper Company and Banta Publishing Company

Join us for another installment of The Hidden History of Doty Island.  This program will feature the history of the Gilbert Paper Company and the adjacent Banta Publishing Co. While both companies were located on the Menasha side of the Island, the rich history of the companies is rooted in both Neenah and Menasha’s past.

The program will be available through YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCf27gKZ99Q